About the Order The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. The 13,500 Knights and Dames remain true to its principles – nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick.
The American Association Founded in 1927 as the first association of the Order of Malta in the Americas, the association is headquartered in New York City with over 2,000 Knights, Dames and volunteers in over 30 Areas working with the poor, sick, and incarcerated and giving witness to the Catholic faith.
Spirituality Knights and Dames join the Order of Malta to pursue their spiritual growth over a path laid out by Blessed Gerard more than nine hundred years ago, seeking to nurture and witness the Faith and assist the sick and the poor.
Spirituality in Action Members are involved in hands-on work at over 100 hundred organizations, including food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring programs for at risk children.
The American Association’s 2013 Annual Pilgrimage for Life was held on Thursday, January 24th – 25th, 2013. Approximately 10 American Association members and their families joined pilgrimage co-chairs, Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, KM, and Karen Dutkowsky, DM, and Federal Association members on this March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Members began with the Vigil Mass for Life and continued through the night with the Prayer Vigil and Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Pilgrims joined together the next morning for a Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church with Most Reverend Raymond Boland, the retired Bishop of Kansas City, before participating in the 40th Annual March for Life. After the March, Knights and Dames ended the Pilgrimage with lunch at the Capitol Hill Hotel.